Monday, September 21, 2015

La Maldición de Bella Vista

September 7, 2015
The curse of Bella Vista is striking again! We have 4 Hermanas in our ward and all of us have been hit by something this week. Remember the six day sickness that we had a couple weeks ago? Hermana Tate got that again. My companion was out for a day, and Hermana Brown is next. I've been feeling on the verge of getting sick again, so hopefully that doesn't happen. The Elders seem to be doing just fine, so that's good! Only two of them have gotten sick in the last 4 weeks. I can't tell you how weird it is two know that this transfer is almost over. I remember when I used to say I have 4 transfers left, but it's just going down way too fast!
Despite the curse in this ward, we are still working as hard as we can. This week we picked up a new investigator! Her name is Xiomara and she is from Peru. She will only be here until January, but her cousin who she's here to visit is a member of the Sudley ward. She's
super awesome. She's been to church before, and she knows a bunch of missionaries and dated a Mormon once until he went on his mission. So basically, we just have to teach her the lessons and she is going to be baptized soon :) so we are so excited for that! She is so excited
for us to come over and teach her more.
On Monday night we had a family home evening at Bishop's house and Sindi got to come with us! She had her 14th birthday on Sunday and we got to celebrate a little bit with her. Things are looking good. She's getting closer to being baptized, she just keeps talking to her mom about it :) At one point during the night, Obispo was talking to her about the high schools and their mascots and he got talking about highlanders and how he didn't understand why that was a mascot and that it was weird....and then he asked the missionaries what their
high school mascots were and we got a good laugh when I mentioned that I was a Royal Highlander :).
We went on a couple mini exchanges this week. Hermana Brown is going home at the end of the transfer, but her companion has been pretty sick and unable to work for a bit, so one night we left our companions to take care of each other and we went out and worked all night and it was so fun! We wanted to make sure that in the last few weeks she doesn't feel left out and like she could have done more with her companion being unable to do anything. The next time we did it, I stayed home with Hermana Tate because I wasn't feeling too good. Good
news, we are all feeling a little bit better today!
MLC this week was amazing as usual. President Huntsman is an amazing man and I learn so much from him. That day we could really see how much he cares about us because he was making sure to tell us he wanted more contact with each set of zone leaders and sister training leaders because he wants to know the missionaries better and what they need. He has so much love for us already and he inspires us all!
On Saturday we attempted another sports activity like the one that we had a couple weeks ago, but it wasn't announced due to stake conference, so it ended up being more like a correlation meeting between missionaries and the ward mission leaders. But it was fun while we were there for 30 minutes!
That night we finally found a less active that we have been looking for for a long time. It was a miracle because she came to church yesterday and we are planning to teach her son Anthony and then baptize him in a few weeks. He has been 8 for a few months now, he
just needs to come to church!
A couple more funny things. One night this week I was out with Hermana Brown and I asked her, "Can you believe tomorrow's already Thursday?" And she says, "No, because tomorrow is Friday." Also, we were on the phone with the elders and before they hung up, Elder Porter said, "Feel better, it's a commandment!"

I hope you all have a great week! Please continue to pray for my investigators! Some are so close to making the first covenant with God, they just need a little bit more help. Pray is so powerful and it can make the difference. Just like the experience that Alma the younger had. The angel appeared to him because of the prayers of the righteous members of the church. Love you!

Con Amor,
Hermana Moberly

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